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Slimming World gets colourful in support of Wrexham hospice!

Slimming World groups from across the county are coming together in support of Wrexham’s most colourful charity event!

This year members will be taking part in Nightingale House Hospice’s Colour Run, which returns to the Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse on Sunday 2nd September.

The group will not only be taking part in the event, which is a four kilometre walk, trot or run around the racecourse while dodging different coloured paints along the way, but will also be helping with one of four paint stations around the course.

Sue Vaughan, who looks after the Acton and Hightown groups in Wrexham explains why Slimming World is so keen to get involved.

“Many Slimming World members’ lives have been touched by Nightingale House and the amazing work they do,” said Sue.

“Our members generously support Nightingale House every week in their groups by leaving change in fundraising tubs, but many also like to turn out for events such as the Midnight Walk and Colour Run to help raise as much as we can.

“We have a total of 32 groups across the Wrexham area led by Sam Turner and all groups are hoping to have representatives at the event.”

Jane Forbes, head of clinic and patient services at Nightingale House is grateful to everyone who is getting behind the event. She said: “The Colour Run is one of our largest fundraising events at the hospice, last year bringing in a fantastic £16,154 to help support palliative care for our patients.

“The event is fundamental in contributing to fundraising as it costs £8,230.00 every day to run the hospice.

“We rely heavily on our fundraising events as we receive less than 20% of our annual funding from the statutory health sector.

“We are really thankful to all of our supporters and welcome anybody interested in the Colour Run to sign up as soon as possible as it’s great fun and a brilliant day out as well as a great way to raise money.”

Luke McDonald, lead fundraiser for the Colour Run this year, added: “There will be more colour than ever before this year and with the added element that children aged between 5 and 12 go free, the event is proving really popular.

“We are always actively looking for new businesses and organisations to support and take part in our events and are very grateful to Sue and Sam for all their efforts to promote and support the Colour Run.

“This is a great way for Slimming World members to get involved and we can’t wait for them to take part and be covered head to toe in paint.”

If you would like to take part in this year’s Colour Run visit the Nightingale House Hospice website for more information or call the Fundraising Office on 01978 314292.

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